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Culture briefing

— Global


Robert Bound's column on artists selling out, est books including Bret Easton Ellis's new novel, plus reviews of non-mainstream films.

Calendar, Clerkenwell Tales, David LaChapelle

How do you sell without selling out?

It is a misconception perpetuated by miserable fans that success and artistic integrity are mutually exclusive. Just ask Lou Reed.

By Robert Bound

I’ve just interviewed the photographer and artist David LaChapelle (is he an artist?). The author of those glossy, sexy, theatrical, impossible, attention-grabbing photographs you’ll know from Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone says that he always wanted to make images that made people stop and look while they were flicking through a magazine; that he always tries to think…


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